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Stand with Gerawan workers!

A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW): “Gerawan workers are excited. The Los Angeles Unified School District Board (LAUSD), who contracts to purchase Gerawan’s products, is taking a stand for their rights. On February 10, the LAUSD Board will … Continue reading

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WA State bill threatens your right to know as a consumer

A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW): “Bill to be heard in WA State House Committee on Public Safety Tuesday! Remember those horrific pictures that workers employed at Darigold dairies risked their jobs to take to document animal abuse … Continue reading

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Gerawan violates law failing to warn workers of pesticides

A message from the United Farm Workers (UFW): “This is the scene described to us by a worker in the peach orchards of Gerawan—which sells its products under the Prima label. ‘As soon as we entered the block we smelled … Continue reading

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Tell CA’s Gov. Brown it’s time to take the lead on chlorpyrifos

A message for the United Farm Workers (UFW): “Last month, after more than 10 years of review, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) finally released their proposed new guidelines on use of the brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos. But there is a catch … Continue reading

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Darigold worker denied lunch break

A message from United Farm Workers: “A lunch break is one of these basic rights we take for granted — right? That’s not what this Darigold worker and his fiancé reported. Many times the only way “Juan”* managed to eat during his … Continue reading

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LA City Council Backs UFW Contract

A Message from the LA Times: By Emily Alpert Reyes Hundreds of labor activists, farmworkers and their allies marched  on Los Angeles City Hall on Wednesday demanding that a Fresno fruit grower recognize a union contract — the latest turn in … Continue reading

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L.A. City Council resolution backing Gerawan workers

A message from the United Farm Workers: “An epic battle by farm workers to implement their union contract with a giant Central Valley grower — reminiscent of 1960s farm labor struggles — plays out before the Los Angeles City Council … Continue reading

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Darigold worker denied time off for emergency!

Trigger Warning for Suicide Ideations Can you believe this??  A message from the United Farm Workers: Fifteen days straight, 11 hours a day. Not a single day off. Milking cows, often without a break or time for even lunch. Brutal, … Continue reading

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Hold Safeway Accountable for Selling Prima!

A message from the United Farm Workers: “It’s hard to believe it. Last Monday a neutral administrative judge began to hear testimony on indictments from state prosecutors charging Gerawan Farming with multiple, serious and repeated violations of the law. Gerawan … Continue reading

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UFW: Injured cows, injured workers.

A message from the United Farm Workers: “We’ve shared workers’ stories with you about the injured and sick cows at Darigold dairies. Sadly, these injuries also go for workers. Working with dairy cows is not easy. A dairy cow typically … Continue reading

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